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 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 22, 2017 

Big Red kicker and father join in on Father's Day fun at Four Winds

The 2017 Father's Day golf Tournament attracted a Nebraska sports name known by all. The noted Husker football kicker Drew Brown, who will be doing the kicking for the Big Red in his final season this...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 22, 2017 

What a Wise family

What does a Wise family do to celebrate Father's Day? If you are a member of the Chad Wise family, you spend it at the golf course, just like dad, Chad, does almost every day since he is the pro at...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 22, 2017 

Jock Talk

The team of Heeg, Heeg and Heeg emerged as the champions of the 2017 Father’s Day Golf Tournament held this past weekend at the fabulous Four Winds Golf Course. It was Vince Heeg, Jr., Henry Heeg Sr. and Henry Heeg, Jr., scoring rounds of...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 15, 2017

Kimball High Golf team has record breaking season

The 2017 Kimball High Boy's Golf Team had a record setting season, and you can expect more of the same for the next two years it would appear. The Longhorns had two tournaments cancelled due to bad...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 15, 2017

Jock Talk

A big weekend of golf is on tap at the Four Winds Golf Course as it’s time once again for the Three person Father’s Day Scramble. Golfers will be teeing off at 12 noon on Saturday and 9 a.m. on Sunday, so open golfers be sure and call the Pro...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 8, 2017

Ben Aarestad new football coach at Kimball

Ben Aarestad has been hired as the new Head Football Coach at Kimball High and this past week arrived to start implementing his plans for the program which includes open weight room nights. Coach Aarestad will also serve as Kimball High’s Physical...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 8, 2017

Jock Talk

The Kimball High golf season is over, but the Kimball High golfers are still busy with their game, and will be all summer. This group is dedicated to the sport! At the Panhandle Junior Golf Tournament held at Gering this past week, Zane Anthony...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 1, 2017

Kimball golf team takes runner-up honors at State Tournament

The Kimball High Boy's Golf Team brought home their share of honors from this year's Nebraska State Class C Golf Tournament held at the Meadowlark Hills Golf Course in Kearney this past week. As a tea...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 1, 2017

Jock Talk

What a great showing by the Kimball Boy’s Golf Team at the State Tournament, and I was there to help them celebrate their runner-up performance! Day one wasn’t all that much fun, for players, or fans, as it way very windy and rather cool. but...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 25, 2017

Longhorn Golfers repeat District champions

The Kimball High boy's golf team notched another win in their undefeated season in defending their District title of a year ago in District play at the Cross Creek Golf Links Course in Cambridge. The...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 25, 2017

Brady Kilgore State Track medal winner

After missing out by one place a year ago in his freshman year, Kimball’s Brady Kilgore made the most of his qualifying spot at this year’s District Track Meet by finishing 2nd in his favorite event, the 110 meter high hurdles, and then winning...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 18, 2017

Longhorns qualify three for State Track

Kimball will be sending three athletes to the 2017 Nebraska State Track and Field Championships this weekend at Omaha Burke Stadium, and the honored trip consists of senior Jaden Withrow in the...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 18, 2017

Kimball Golf Team SPVA Conference Champions

The Kimball Boy's golf team captured the team title in winning the SPVA Conference championship in their latest conquest of an undefeated season to date. The Longhorns shot a solid round of 308 for...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 18, 2017

Jock Talk

An exciting week of local sports with Kimball qualifying 3 individuals for this week’s State Track Meet and with the Kimball high boy’s golf team winning the SPVA Conference Tournament and keeping their undefeated season alive. The Horns were...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 11, 2017

Two more wins for Kimball golf team

The Kimball High boy's golf team took care of business on their home course this past week and racked up two more wins while taking top honors in both the Western Trails Conference Tournament, as...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 11, 2017

Kimball Girls/Boys Finish Sixth at SPVA Track

The KImball girls and boys both finished in sixth place at last week's SPVA Conference Track meet with the Longhorn boys scoring 38 points and the girls 37. Jaden Withrow was an individual winner...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 11, 2017

Booster Club Banquet well attended

A full house for the 2017 KImball High Booster Club Awards NIght and Banquet this past week. After a welcome from MC Jeri Ferguson, and a prayer as well, the students were given the go-ahead to...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 11, 2017

Jock Talk

The spring sports season is winding down, and in fact, this school year is almost over. District Track for the Kimball High tracksters is Today, Thursday, at Mitchell with a 10 a.m. start time that could possibly vary with weather conditions. The...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 4, 2017

Withrow Best in the West in the worst of the worst

Kimball's Jaden Withrow proved once again he is the Best of the Best, at the Best in the West, in the worst of the worst! For the third consecutive year, Withrow brought home the gold medal from the...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 4, 2017

Jock Talk

Cold and winter type weather has played havoc with our area sports schedules once again so not a lot to report this meet that was held on a very nasty afternoon/evening. The junior high track at Pine Bluffs this past week has been cancelled. The SPVA...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 27, 2017

Kimball golf team set school record

The Kimball High boy's golf team had the best round ever while setting a new school record at the Morrill Tournament this past week. April 18 will go into the record books as the date the Kimball...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 27, 2017

Kimball golfers win again

The Kimball High boy's golf team kept their wining streak alive with a victory at the Scottsbluff Tournament Monday. No problem for the Longhorns as they captured Division Two at the Scottsbluff...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 27, 2017

Greenwood signs with Southeast Community College

Kimball High senior, Jordan Greenwood, got a visit from Southeast Community College head golf coach Bill Campbell this past week and ended up accepting the offer of a full ride scholarship to attend t...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 27, 2017

Jock Talk

The area spring sports schedule is moving along, that is when the weather permits. The Kimball High track team didn’t get a meet in this past week when the Mitchell George Calvert meet was called off due to bad weather. A few of the Kimball...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 27, 2017

Kimball Junior High track meet attracts 11 schools

The Kimball Junior High track invite held this past week attracted 11 schools with Burns winning the girl's team title and Mitchell taking home the boy's team title. In the female division, Burns...

 

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